Mass Effect Legendary Edition is finally announced… but not for Switch

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It finally happened, and it all proceeded as the reports had claimed — which is bad news for us. EA and BioWare have announced Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a Mass Effect Trilogy remaster headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in spring 2021. It will also enjoy some additional enhancements if played on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. However, the upgraded trilogy of science fiction action RPGs has no current plans for Nintendo Switch. BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson outlined all the details in a blog post today, to commemorate the “N7 Day” holiday that occurs on Nov. 7.

Among other things about Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Hudson stated, “For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects, and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form.”

The game will support 4K Ultra HD and include all of the single-player content and DLC from the three games, in addition to promo weapons, armor, and packs. If you own a console that isn’t Nintendo Switch, maybe you still have something to be excited about!

Additionally, Hudson confirmed at last that a new Mass Effect game is in the works as well. It’s in the “early stages” but is being developed by a “veteran team.” No other details were revealed.

What do you think of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and do you hope it might come to Nintendo Switch someday anyway?


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!